M.A Master of Arts

M.A Master of Arts

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M.A Master of Arts In Dehradun

M.A is a postgraduate level program offered in D.D.College

College for M.A English Literature

MA English or Master of Arts in English is a 2-year post-graduate course in English & literature studies. It is considered as one of the most demanded courses in terms of career and personal growth. It covers subjects such as English literary studies, criticism, pedagogy, theories, etc, along with the Prose, Poetry, and Drama.

  • It includes English literature from all over the world, such as American, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Polish. Cultural aspects of English language, political and historical contexts are explored on an advanced level in the course.
  • Some of the courses available at different MA English offering Universities are British Literature, Indian Literature in English, American Literature, Translation Literature, Literary Theory, English Studies, Literary History, Women Writings, Postcolonial, Literature, and Linguistics.

MA English Literature, a student desirous of pursuing further studies has many options to choose from. After an MA in English Literature, a student can opt for an M.Phil. course in any of the branches of literary studies. M.Phil. is a Master of Philosophy Program and is partly theoretical and partly research based. It is the perfect option for students who wish to pursue a career in academics and go for research in Literature. Alternatively, students can also appear for UGC-NET exam in English Literature and directly get admission in Ph.D. programs across the country upon qualification

Some of the courses which can be done after an MA in English Literature are:


  • M.Phil. in English Literature
  • M.Phil. in Creative Writing
  • M.Phil. in Language and Literature
  • M.Phil. in Linguistics
  • M.Phil. in Comparative Literature
  • M.Phil. in Comparative Religion
  • M.Phil. in Translation Literature

There are many sectors which are open for MA English Literature graduates. Some of these sectors are:


Editor or Assistant Editor A popular choice among English Literature Post Graduates. A diploma degree in Book publishing can be helpful.
Web Content Writer A fast-growing career option for English for English Graduates. Web Content Writer’s job is to write catchy and informative articles for webpages and blogs.
Academic Writer Academic Writing is also a popular choice among English Graduates. An academic writer basically has to write research papers, journal writings, Statement of purposes etc.
Teacher Post Graduates in English Literature can be hired as PGT. An additional degree in B.Ed. helps secure a good position
Translator A translator’s job is to translate a given document in English. A diploma degree in translation is advised.
Public Servant After a Post-Graduate degree, a candidate can appear in competitive examination for jobs in various Government departments.
SEO SEO or Search Engine Optimization has emerged as a fast-growing field of work and is perfect for people with excellent English language skills.
Theater Actor Nowadays BPOs and KPOs look for individuals with a good grasp of the English language for the position of Quality Control Executive.
Translator Though not a high-paying option, a lot of English Graduates choose to turn towards theater to channel their creative side. Studying plays and how theater works give an edge to MA English graduates.


MA or Master of Arts in History is a postgraduate degree of 2 years in the field of arts & humanities. This course can be pursued after completion of a bachelor’s degree.MA History is the study of the past and the current interpretations of the past. It includes the stories and narratives of past societies, people, their culture, and events of different nations.The syllabus includes subjects like Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, World History, Indian government and politics, Literature, Economic History, Contemporary issues in international relations, etc.

  • The program is not just about the study of the past, but it also includes attempts to research, study, and explain the past. It is like the study of an ongoing conversation about the past and its meaning.
  • It also includes the study of great leaders and innovators, the individuals who have shaped history through their personalities, strength of character, ambition, abilities, leadership, and creativity.
  • It also includes the study of great ideas and movements initiated by influential people, and how it influenced our societies and country politically, economically, and socially.
  • The course teaches us advanced critical skills and historical insights through pieces of evidence, concepts, and comparative frameworks.

Career aspects of M.A History

MA History course, a student can get employment in various sectors like tourism, journalism, State Departments, Archaeological Survey of India, museums, law, civil services where he/she can work as a professor, archivist, heritage manager, museum education officer, civil service administrator, archaeologist and historian.

Teaching is one of the most obvious career options for the one who has done his/her MA Ancient History. One can become a lecturer or assistant professor in any college. Other than these, it is never too late to start your own business and becoming your own boss, for which one must have some entrepreneurial skills and passion to achieve new heights.

Various job profiles and their description in detail are:

Archivist An Archivist collects, protects and manages valuable historical information. They also have to attend enquiries and organise events and exhibitions.
Museum Education Officer Museum Education Officer develops programmes for a rich learning experience for all ages. His work includes making relationships with schools and colleges to attract people into the museum and encourage the heritage.
Civil Service Administrator It is a very broad job and includes many tasks as it includes various departments and roles. They have to manage staff and customers, analyse huge loads of data and policies and making reports.
Historical Research Assistant Job of a historical research assistant is to assist his/her superior with historical researches and other fundamentals.
Editor, Humanities and Social Sciences The person is responsible for correcting different types of documents, working on manuscripts, formatting documents, understanding the needs of the client and getting trained.
History (social Studies) Writers This social studies writer has to collect, Research and analyse information, write organized and engaging content and use appropriate graphics.
Lecturer in History The person is responsible for teaching students; score assignments and develop lesson plans. The person also works with students in the formulation and implementation of research.
Librarian A librarian is responsible for choosing, developing, cataloguing and categorizing library resources, responding to reader’s enquiries, using computer applications, liaising with suppliers and making sure that library services meet the requirements of particular groups of users.
Deputy News Editor The person is responsible for prioritizing news, editing stories, preparing layouts, coordinating with reporters and performing with tight targets.
Research Associate In this job profile a person has to work on special project on governance covering a range of facets of historical, economic and social development.

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